Each HALCION Tablet, for oral administration, contains 0.25 mg of triazolam. Inactive ingredients: 0.25 mg-cellulose, corn starch, docusate.
HALCION Tablets contain triazolam, a triazolobenzodiazepine hypnotic agent.
Prescriptions for HALCION should be written for short-term use (7-10 days) and it should not be prescribed in quantities exceeding a 1-month supply.
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Along with its benefits, this medication may rarely cause abnormal drug-seeking behavior ( addiction ). This risk may be increased if you have abused alcohol or drugs in the past. Take this medication exactly as prescribed to lessen the risk of addiction.
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Halcion is a psychiatric drug used to treat insomnia and sometimes to reduce anxiety before dental work. It is a benzodiazepine which means it is a sedative.
Halcion is a psychiatric drug used to treat insomnia and sometimes to reduce anxiety before dental work. It is a benzodiazepine which means it is a sedative hypnotic. It basically makes your central nervous system go into low gear so that you can go to sleep or be relaxed before dental work.
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Triazolam (original brand name Halcion) is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant in the benzodiazepine class. It possesses pharmacological properties similar to those of other benzodiazepines, but it is generally only used as a sedative to treat severe insomnia.
If this use is contemplated, it is especially important the user avoids the consumption of alcoholic beverages, and tries a ground based "rehearsal" of the medication to ensure that the side effects and potency of this medication are understood by the user prior to using it in a relatively more public environment (as disinhibition can be a common side effect, with potentially severe consequences). Triazolam is frequently prescribed as a sleep aid for passengers travelling on short to medium duration flights.
A meta-analysis demonstrated that residual "hangover" effects after nighttime administration of triazolam such as sleepiness, psychomotor impairment, and diminished cognitive functions may persist into the next day, which may impair the ability of users to drive safely and increase risks of falls and hip fractures.